Dr. Ben Carson Discusses His New Book, “One Nation”, With the Christian Post

One Nation

Neurosurgeon and philanthropist Dr. Ben Carson seeks to unite Americans with the advice from his newest book. In One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future, the man who made headlines for his 2013 National Prayer Breakfast speech hopes to unite the country under common principles.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Carson explained that with One Nation, released Tuesday, he hopes to “wake people up to the fact that we are being manipulated by people who want to divide us.”

“If you look at the neo-Marxist literature one of the ways they say to bring the United States down is divide and conquer,” said Carson.

“And here you see all these wars, race wars, income wars, gender wars. You know, virtually any kind of thing you think of we have a war on it.”

Carson added that he wanted “the people to recognize that we the American people are not each other’s enemies and the enemies are those people who are attempting to divide us up.”

“And I go through great pain to make sure that they know who those people are,” said Carson.

Carson talked with CP on Monday about his book and the issues it touched upon, as well as contemporary events in America. Below are excerpts from the interview.

CP: What led you to write the book? The impression was that this was sort of a continuation of your speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Carson: I wrote it because I think the time is so short for turning the direction of our country. And I wanted it to come out several months before the November [2014] election so that the people will have a very good impression of what we’re fighting for. Understanding that either we’re going to have a country that is for, of, and by the people or one that is for, of, and by the government. These are critical decisions that we’re making right now.

CP: In the book, there was the occasional mention of “secular progressives” attacking American values. Nevertheless, do you believe that a “secular progressive” can effectively follow the advice laid out in the book?

Carson: Certainly they can because if you look at all the principles that I’ve laid out they’re really more common sense than they are Republican or Democrat. And I think common sense ought to be common. It shouldn’t reside in one party or the other and we need to be looking at those things that threaten the viability of the free American way of life.

Personal responsibility, innovation, faith, all those things that made us into a great nation are still readily available and not controlled by someone else.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Michael Gryboski

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